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This intriguing country is like nowhere you've been before, where Incan ruins, lost civilisations and intoxicating landscapes are king. Peru is like a continent in miniature. Take in its jaw‑dropping diversity – from icy Andean peaks and volcanostudded scenery, to the ‘City of Kings’ and the cloud-topping citadel of Machu Picchu. Add a stay in the rainforest to experience even more.
- Return flights from Heathrow with Avianca and internal flights
- 12 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
- 18 meals: 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
- Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
- Overseas transfers and other transportation
- Audio Guide
- Tour of Lima
- The Pachacamac Temple in the valley of Lurin
- Cruise the Ballestas Islands
- See the famous Nazca Lines
- Visit the 'White City' of Arequipa
- See the spectacular Colca Canyon
- Guided tour of the Sillustani ruins
- Lake Titicaca and the floating islands
- Tour of Cuzco
- Machu Picchu guided tour
Day 1: UK to Lima via Bogota
Depart on your scheduled flight to Lima via Bogotá . You'll arrive on the morning of day 2, when we'll transfer you to your overnight hotel. If you are travelling on a regional flight, you'll arrive late in the evening of day 1, and we'll transfer you to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 2: Lima
You'll get to see the highlights of Lima today on a tour of the city. While its colonial past is clearly evident in its beautiful squares, fine churches, palaces and mansions, you'll also see the architectural legacy of the Incans and native Indians.
Day 3: Paracas
Start your day with a journey by road to Paracas along the Pan American Highway, which cuts through a barren desert landscape. We'll stop at the site of the ancient Pachacamac Temple where we'll be transported back to pre-Incan times as we explore. The ruins consist ofadobe walls and pyramids and you'll also see the remains of early frescoes. Tonight we will stay in Chincha.
Day 4: Nazca
We're taking to the water today for a fascinating cruise around the Ballestas Islands. This protected wildlife reserve provides shelter for many different species. On your cruise, keep a lookout for Humboldt penguins, sea lions and more. Later we'll travel to Nazca for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Arequipa
Sit back, relax and take in lovely coastal views as you journey to Arequipa, our base for the next two nights.
Day 6: Arequipa
You'll understand why Arequipa is known as the White City after today's tour. It is loomed over by ice-capped volcanoes and as you explore you'll see many buildings made from white volcanic rock. We'll also head inside the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries to see archaeological finds from the Andes, and the Santa Catalina Convent, a masterpiece of colonial architecture.
Day 7: Chivay
After setting off early this morning, a scenic drives takes us to the Colca Canyon, whose steep walls are deeper than the Grand Canyon. This is one of the best places in South America to spot the Andean condor, a magnificent bird of prey, so keep your eyes skyward.
Day 8: Puno
Our next base is Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We'll drive here today and on the way stop off at the remote burial site at Sillustani, where the religious rituals of the pre-Inca Colla people will be explained.
Day 9: Puno
You're going to enjoy superb close-up views of sacred Lake Titicaca and the Uros floating islands this morning. The lake sits 12,500ft up in the Andes and covers a huge area of 3,500 miles. Spend the afternoon in Puno exploring at your own pace.
Day 10: Cuzco
Four nights in Cuzco will give you plenty of time to explore. Your journey here is going to be a wonderful experience too as you cross the high plateau of the Andes taking in views of traditional rural life.
Day 11: Cuzco
There's plenty to see in Cuzco, so let's head off to explore. We're going to start at a school in the Choco rural community which is supported by the Travelsphere Cares project, before heading to the Koricancha Temple.
Day 12: Machu Picchu
You've seen many of Peru's incredible sights so far on your tour, but today offers something really special. You're going to get the chance to explore the ruined 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, perched high above a steep valley and swathed in jungle.
Day 13: Cuzco
If you'd like to explore Cuzco further, today is free for you to do just that. However, if you'd like to join an optional excursion, why not come with us to the Sacred Valley. First, experience the colour and tradition of Pisac's Indian market, where you can barter for rugs, alpaca-wool sweaters and other native handicrafts. After an included lunch, we'll continue to Ollantaytambo.
Day 14: Cuzco
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight to the UK via Lima and Bogotá .
Day 15: UK via Lima & Bogota
You'll arrive back in the UK today.
Day 2: Jose Antonio Hotel
The 4-star Jose Antonio Hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to downtown Lima. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and gift shop. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV and hairdryer.
Day 3: Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paracas
This hotel is situated at the beach, next to Paracas National Reserve and only 10-minutes from Pisco International Airport (PIO). Home to fascinating archeological sites, Paracas is just a 20-minute flight or 2-hour drive from the famous Nazca Desert line drawings. Our all-suite hotel is only 5 minutes from the dock and Peruvian Arts and Crafts Avenue at El Chaco Harbor.
Day 4: DM Hoteles Nazca
DM Hoteles Nazca is a wonderful property that combines classic style with a great location, being situated just a short walk from the city’s main square. The hotel has a large and spacious courtyard that has a refreshing swimming pool in its centre. Both local and international dishes can be enjoyed at the in-house restaurant, and there is also free WIFI readily available.
Days 5-6: Casa Andina Standard
Located within a lovely area of Arequipa, close to the Plaza San Francisco, the recently restored Casa Andina Classic acts as an excellent base to explore the "White City" of Arequipa. Hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi in public areas and a 24-hour front desk.
Day 7: Aranwa Pueblito Encantado Del Colca
This resort is surrounded by stunning views, located in the district of Coporaque along the Colca riverbank, three hours from the city of Arequipa.
Days 8-9: Xima Punto Hotel
Just 5 minutes from the town of Puno and in front of Lake Titicaca, Xima Puno Hotel provides an ideal base for discovering Peruvian culture and exploring the surrounding areas.
Days 10 - 13: Jose Antonio, Cuzco
The Jose Antonio Cuzco is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the main square. The hotel is fitted with modern amenities but also features stunning colonial details. Rooms are spacious with features including hair dryers, Wi-Fi and cable TV. The hotel also has two great restaurants serving both Peruvian specialties as well as international options.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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